TSS SealTSS Banner

Tang Studies


Journal Index by Volume | Back Issues | Special Issue in Honor of Richard B. Mather and Donald Holzman

Overview of Tang Studies

Tang Studies is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary publication of the T'ang Studies Society. The journal is open to critical inquiry into all topics related to Tang China, but particularly encourages scholarship that is directly engaged with primary sources from the Sui, Tang, and Five Dynasties periods. Major disciplines regularly represented in the journal include literature, linguistics, history, religious studies, and art history. The journal welcomes submissions of original research, annotated translations, and reference notes, as well as bibliographic materials.


The journal is currently undergoing a transition in publishers from Taylor and Francis to Johns Hopkins University Press. Volume 38 (2020) will be the final volume with T&F.


Subscription to Tang Studies

Individual Subscriptions


An individual subscription to the print and online journal is included in regular membership dues. To become a member, click: HERE


Current Members may access the journal online at the Taylor and Francis website by clicking: HERE


Institutional Subscriptions


The Johns Hopkins University Press will handle institutional subscriptions for the Society starting in 2021. Information on institutional subscriptions can be found here:


Tang Studies Institutional Subscriptions


Journal information is also available on the T’ang Studies page at the Johns Hopkins University Press website:

For institutional questions or claims on volumes up to Vol. 38, please contact the Tang Studies office directly at



Submission Guidelines

Submission to Tang Studies is not limited to members of the Tíang Studies Society. The journal welcomes submissions of original research (25–50 pages in length), annotated translations, reference notes, as well as bibliographic materials in the area of Tang studies. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to the Editor:

Nicholas Morrow Williams
Rm. 822 Run Run Shaw Tower
Centennial Campus
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Manuscripts should be prepared in accordance to the guidelines set forth in the Chicago Manual of Style. They should be submitted electronically using standard word processing software (contact the editor for acceptable software packages). Specific style guidelines are contained in the following document:


Tang Studies Style Sheet


Manuscripts that do not conform to these guidelines cannot be considered and will be returned to the author.

All manuscripts are evaluated in accordance with a double-blind peer-review process. Authors should not include their names on manuscripts so as to ensure blind readings from referees. Supply instead a separate cover sheet containing the authorís name and address and the title of the article.


If the manuscript includes any materials (e.g., quotations that exceed fair use, illustrations, charts and/or other graphics) taken from other sources, the author must obtain permission from the copyright owners of these materials to reproduce them in print. Also, all submissions must carry assurance that they have been submitted exclusively to Tang Studies.

For further author/submission information, see the guidelines provided by our publisher, the Taylor & Francis Group:


Tang Studies Instructions for Authors.



Most recently updated: 01/25/2021